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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
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Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH
2011

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
EP Research
Cleveland, OH
2009

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cardiovascular Med
Cleveland, OH
2008

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH United States
2004

Medical Education - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
MD
St. Louis, MO
2000

Undergraduate - University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
1994

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Christine Tanaka-Esposito, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/12/2023, Dr. Tanaka-Esposito has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tanaka-Esposito receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Abbott Laboratories

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

213 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr Tanaka was very kind and patient with me. She was thorough and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone needing heart help

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Tanaka did a complete history of my AFib, and took lots of notes. She answered my questions and advised me about what I could most likely expect. She let me know how far out her ablations book out should I need a second one, and the help in the form of medications to help me get through that time when necessary. She was very attentive, kind and professional throughout , and gave me a very favorable first impression in my time with her.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Tanaka was very thorough & quite knowledgeable. I enjoyed having her as my care provider.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Scheduling was the best I have had with any providers.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

I am very impressed with the treatment & care the staff provided. I will recommend Dr Tanaka & Cleveland Clinic to any of my friends who require treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

This practice has been efficient & attentive in my treatment. I am 97 years old and active. My medical condition has caused me considerable fatigue. My doctors in Columbus have not provided a treatment plan to treat my condition. I think it is because I am 'too old' in their view. Dr Tanaka gave me a treatment plan. She also gave me hope, saying she looks not at the patient's age but at their overall functioning/wellness in determining a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr. Tanaka was great!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Talented and caring provider. She always figures out what's wrong.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Long wait tine to see provider

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Tanaka always patient and helpful

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr Tanaka is the best cardiologist I have ever met. I will travel from Florida to Cleveland Clinic for care

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I had several questions and Dr. Tanaka was very thorough in answering them.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Excellent. DR. Was very good, professional, and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Tanaka is a skilled, caring doctor. She is able to make you feel at ease even in the scariest times.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Tanaka takes the time to explain any possible future treatments to me. She explains everything in detail and reassures me at every step of my treatment. I would highly recommend her to anyone with heart issues. Dr. Tanaka is the best! I trust her completely with caring for my heart issues.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Tanaka is always very busy but she is surrounded by a very competent team of PAs and Nurse Practitioners. Although sometimes hard to get immediate attention, they are always responsive.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Tanaka is exceptional in the time and care she takes during appointments to make sure all questions are answered. While she must be extremely busy one never gets the sense that she needs to rush through the appointment. In fact, she makes you feel as if you are the only patient she has that day and whatever time you need she will provide.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr Tanaka is wonderful,so very kind.I feel totally in fantastic care and direction.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Tanaka is simply the best.She explains everything I needed to know thoroughly. Answered all my questions.Dr.Tanaka is genuinely concerned about her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr tanaka is a pleasure to work with. She is very patient and pleasant.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Tanaka is wonderful

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Best doctor I have ever met. She is so caring, thoughtful, and kind. She took time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

I was exceptionally impressed and pleased with Dr. Tanaka care and concern for me. She is very thorough and clearly explained my plan of care. Dr. Tanaka clearly answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Tanaka is very caring and very good at listening.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Feel complete confidence in her expertise, very caring and attentive

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr C. Tanaka MD is EXTREMELY Professional , knowledgeable , reassuring . Her medical skills are Exact , accurate, she truly cares about her pts & wants the best !! Her communication skills are GREAT !! I've recommend her to others . Sooo glad I have her as my cardiac Dr . She goes above & beyond to care for her pts . I feelBLESSED to have her caring for my health !!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Tanaka is a great doctor with the best communication skills, helpful counseling! Has been responsible for my good heart health!! She is the best!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Tanaka exhibited outstanding customer service and appeared to truly take an interest in addressing my medical condition as quickly as possible.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Tanaka is very good at explaining what is going on and the options for addressing the problem. She is great

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Tanaka great

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Absolutely adore Dr. Tanaka, she's so compassionate and down to earth.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Since scheduling my cardiac ablation everyone on Dr Tanaka's team has been fantastic.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Tanaka is always caring and thorough and takes time to explain. It's just frustrating trying to get to communicate With her at times.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Tanaka has taken care of me and my husband for years. We love her! She remembers all of our past history and procedures. She's empathetic and always willing to listen. I highly recommend her!!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

I love Dr. Tanaka. Dr. Tanaka always answers all of my questions and does not make me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

The doctor seemed distracted during this session.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

All I can say is I am so grateful and lucky to have been connected with the care provider I had. Wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Tanaka met with me and not with my symptoms.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

I have worked in Behavioral Health for 35+ years and Dr. Tanaka is a rare healer and is very hands on and enters into a dialogue with me the patient enlisting my help in coming to understand my symptoms and complaints while at the same time enlisting my in the treatment planning process.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Tanaka was very informative.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Tanaka Esposito is a very kind, caring and empathetic doctor. She showed great respect for me as a person and as a patient. I have complete faith and confidence in her skills.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Tanaka was very thorough and gave excellent recommendations about medical treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Felt like the doctor was dismissive of my concerns

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Tina, who helps schedule Dr. Tanaka, is unbelievably good. She is a true professional.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Tanaka always does a great job of answering questions and anticipating future concerns.One of the best bed side manners at THE CC.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Tanaka runs an efficient, effective, safe and pleasant office!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Tanaka listens to my concerns, she is very thorough, compassionate , kind and at the same time professional.

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